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Oct 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
naively counting on congress to refund the money he took away. cnn's rosa flores has more. >> reporter: it sounded like a great idea when it was launched. a program aimed in part at making school lunches healthier. >> we're determined to finally take on one of the most serious threats to their future and that's the epidemic of childhood obesity. >> reporter: but to fund that war on obesity, the white house borrowed money from the war on hunger. >> some of the funding comes from rolling back a temporary increase in food stamp benefits or s.n.a.p. as it's now called starting in the fall of 2013. >> reporter: that's now, when the s.n.a.p. program runs out of money from the 2009 american recovery and reinvestment act. >> after these cuts, the average benefit per person per meal will be $1.40. >> reporter: the cuts impact 47 million americans including 22 million children on food stamps and nine million elderly or seriously disabled people. like katherine mckinnon, who went from grandma to a single mother of three when her daughter died. each month, she gets $358 in food stamps to feed a fa
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